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LawrenceOP-Fan  17/06/2014 04:53
An early 16th-century choir screen, the gift of Sir John Peché, stands inside the ancient parish church in Lullingstone. It is decorated with the pomegranate badges of Katherine of Aragon, sometimes combined with Tudor roses.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  17/06/2014 04:43
Today, 17 June, is the feast of St Botolph (or Botulph) who lived in the 7th century. He was born of noble Anglo-Saxon lineage in the Kingdom of East Anglia. Both he and his brother Adolph (Adulph) were brought up as Christians and were received … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  17/06/2014 04:43
St Botolph's parish church, next to the manor house in Lullingstone Castle is of Norman origin, and it contains some of the oldest stained glass windows in England.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  17/06/2014 04:43
Lullingstone Castle in Kent is one of the oldest family estates in England, dating back to the time of the Domesday book (1086). The present Manor House and this Tudor Gatehouse were built in 1497 and have been home to the same family ever since.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  16/06/2014 06:48
This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary protecting the Christian people is in the abbey church of Pontigny. When St Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury fled here in exile in the 1230s, he was joined by his Chancellor, St Richard of … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  16/06/2014 06:48
Today, 16 June, is the feast of St Richard, bishop of Chichester from 1244-53. This stained glass window of an unnamed holy bishop is in the church of St Mary in Preston-on-Stour.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  16/06/2014 06:48
"Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits thou hast given me, for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  16/06/2014 06:48
My sermon for today, the 11th Monday in Ordinary Time, speaks of the Faith and Hope required of us if we're to live out Christ's teachings in today's Gospel (Matt 5:38-42). Read the sermon here. This beautiful depiction of the virtues, holding the … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  15/06/2014 07:03
"Whoever desires to be saved should above all hold to the catholic faith. Anyone who does not keep it whole and unbroken will doubtless perish eternally. Now this is the catholic faith: That we worship one God in trinity and the trinity in unity, … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  15/06/2014 07:03
"I bind unto myself today The strong name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same, The Three in One, and One in Three" – the beginning of St Patrick's Breastplate. My sermon for Trinity Sunday, on the holy Kiss of God, can be read here. This is … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  15/06/2014 07:03
"Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  15/06/2014 07:03
"Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings. The grace of the Lord Jesus … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  15/06/2014 07:03
"O most holy Trinity, Undivided Unity; Holy God, mighty God, God immortal, be adored. And thou, Lord co-eternal, God's sole begotten Son, O Jesus, King anointed, Who hast redemption won. O Holy Ghost, Creator, Thou gift of God most high; Life, love … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  14/06/2014 04:48
This angel surmounts the chapel of St Cuthbert in Ushaw. It holds a rabbit (or 'coney'), the heraldic symbol of Cardinal Allen who founded Ushaw's predecessor, Douai College, in 1569.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  14/06/2014 04:48
St Cuthbert’s Chapel, designed by Dunn and Hansom, was opened in 1884, replacing an earlier one by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, which the seminary at Ushaw Moor had then outgrown.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  14/06/2014 04:48
A beautiful sunny morning on the UNESCO World Heritage site that is the Cathedral, Green, and Castle of Durham.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  14/06/2014 04:48
Designed by A.W.N. Pugin and made by Hardman, a brass eagle lectern stands in the centre of St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  13/06/2014 12:36
"Almighty ever-living God, who gave Saint Anthony of Padua to your people as an outstanding preacher and an intercessor in their need, grant that, with his assistance, as we follow the teachings of the Christian life, we may know your help in every … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  13/06/2014 12:36
Completed in 1881, this fine Gothic church is the parish church of SS John Cantius & Nicholas, serving Catholics in the town of Broxburn near Edinburgh.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  12/06/2014 06:58
Visited Ushaw College today. Once the grand seminary of the North of England, it's now has no more students... I spent almost 3 years in this College as a seminarian for Leeds Diocese before I left and joined the Order of Preachers.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  12/06/2014 06:58
Visiting Durham for a few days - the iconic west towers of the Cathedral looked splendid in the morning sun today.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  11/06/2014 05:51
Fr Prior contemplating the plants, of which there are over a hundred varieties, in our small garden at St Albert's, Edinburgh.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  11/06/2014 05:51
Chive flower in our herb garden which a bee is appreciating!
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LawrenceOP-Fan  11/06/2014 05:51
Saint Barnabas was born in Cyprus. He was one of the early converts in Jerusalem and vouched for St Paul when he appeared before the elders there. He accompanied Paul on his first missionary journey and later went to Cyprus with his cousin John … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  10/06/2014 06:07
It's International Heraldry Day today, and also the Duke of Edinburgh's 93rd birthday. This photo combines the two occasions: Prince Philip's heraldic arms are on the left on this Royal Pew in the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  10/06/2014 05:53
Today, 10 June, has been earmarked by some as International Heraldry Day, a day to celebrate this ancient yet modern symbolic art. Here, in a church on Via Montserrato in Rome, I spotted the arms of the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, still present … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  10/06/2014 05:35
June 10 is International Heraldry Day, and this photo gives an example of the perennial importance of heraldry. The Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio in central Bologna was commissioned by the saintly Cardinal Charles Borromeo between 1562 and 1563; it … [More]
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LawrenceOP-Fan  10/06/2014 04:52
The Central Edinburgh Church, a local Evangelical church, has a rather poignant advertisement. "Talk to me - Love God" it says. Meanwhile, we walk on by, unheeding...
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LawrenceOP-Fan  10/06/2014 04:52
Running in the rain alongside Union Canal in Edinburgh.
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LawrenceOP-Fan  10/06/2014 04:52
Edinburgh Castle is not just a tourist attraction. Also known as Edinburgh Garrison HQ, it is the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, as well as the Home Headquarters of the Royal Scots and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards; a … [More]
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